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questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:17 am

OK. I have looked on the forums here and don't see a consolidated answer. Nissan Leaf Chat support is worthless.
I have had my delivery date jumping around over the last two weeks from Week of March 30th to week of April 12th and everything in between. Carwing finally opened up for me yesterday and I got my vin number. Some have said that the vin number only becomes available once the car is phiysically in the US. At the port or whatever. I have heard time estimates of delivery twoo weeks after vin available. Does anyone have the whole story here?
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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:22 am

rawhog wrote:OK. I have looked on the forums here and don't see a consolidated answer. Nissan Leaf Chat support is worthless.
I have had my delivery date jumping around over the last two weeks from Week of March 30th to week of April 12th and everything in between. Carwing finally opened up for me yesterday and I got my vin number. Some have said that the vin number only becomes available once the car is phiysically in the US. At the port or whatever. I have heard time estimates of delivery twoo weeks after vin available. Does anyone have the whole story here?


Summarizing from my read of the boards, the VIN number is communicated to you roughly when the car is unloaded from the ship here in the U.S. You then should expect four weeks from Carwings/VIN to dealer delivery.

My experience: I got my VIN and activated Carwings on March 1; since then my estimated delivery date has varied almost daily from "Week of March 25" to "Week of April 8" and a few dates in between. Today, 3/18, I got my 7-day email, which would put delivery on/about the original "March 25" promise. While the instability of the "Week of" promise is maddening, in the end it seems to have amounted to so much noise, as they are on track to meet the original date after all.
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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:28 am

What 7 day email?
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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:35 am

rawhog wrote:What 7 day email?


patience grasshopper........ and you will be rewarded
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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:42 am

rawhog wrote: Does anyone have the whole story here?

You think we know more than customer service? Just be glad you have a date.
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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:55 am

Getting week-of dates that might move around, a VIN, and CARWINGS able to be activated ... all together mean you car exists, is at (or near) the port, and ... is getting closer to being yours.

An EXTRA 2 to 4 weeks (more with the recent "flood" of cars) seem to be added to a "normal" car's distribution to a dealer due to some sort of EXTRA quality control, checking, testing, etc. that we suspect is being done at the port.
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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:57 am

rawhog wrote:Does anyone have the whole story here?

Nope. It's all conjecture, but a picture does seem to be emerging:

CARWINGS opens and VIN assigned - Car has been unloaded in US
Date in dashboard moves around - QA checks and accessory installs
7-day email - Car has passed final check and is being shipped to the dealer

At least, that's how I've interpreted the various random signals. So, be happy your car seems to be in the US. It will go through a series of QA checks and/or accessory installs. When you get the 7-day email, it should be on a truck/train headed in the direction of your dealer.

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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:05 am

EricH wrote:
rawhog wrote:Does anyone have the whole story here?
Summarizing from my read of the boards, the VIN number is communicated to you roughly when the car is unloaded from the ship here in the U.S. You then should expect four weeks from Carwings/VIN to dealer delivery.

My experience: I got my VIN and activated Carwings on March 1; since then my estimated delivery date has varied almost daily from "Week of March 25" to "Week of April 8" and a few dates in between. Today, 3/18, I got my 7-day email, which would put delivery on/about the original "March 25" promise.
And before you get too excited, Rawhog, here's my experience. I noticed my Carwings/Vin early on March 2nd. My estimated date has bounced between April 8th and April 18th. I'm still on April 18th. The estimated 4 weeks (not coming just from EricH- it's been thrown around quite a bit) would have put me at March 30th, but the current estimate is putting me more like 6 1/2 weeks. My original week of was April 14th.

I do believe that when you get your VIN it does mean that your car is in the US. But past that... about the only thing we 'know' is that your car will show up - eventually ::shrug::

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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:34 pm

So am I to believe that I will get an email when it is 7 days from delivery?
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Re: questions regarding ordering, delivery dates etc.

Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:25 pm

You are likely to get another email once you are about 7 days out from delivery. That said - some have gotten theirs before the email and some have taken 2-3x longer. If you get it before your car, think of it as another sign that delivery will be soon.

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